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Old 11-25-2012, 06:05 AM   #1
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Default Another odd heater

My brother came down from Vermont for Thanksgiving, and brought this odd heater to show me. It goes between the engine and manifolds, and there are openings in the top of the exhaust ports to let the exhaust go up into the heat exchanger. It is all aluminum, and is made in two major halves, with a two piece aluminum cover bolted on.
Has anybody ever seen one like it, and if so, who made it?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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It looks as if a few things would end up misaligned: the exhaust pipe and GAV rod for sure. The gas line and throttle linkage maybe not too bad.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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It does seem odd that it would be made to throw off the choke rod alignment too far to be used. I wonder if there was a special manifold to go along with it?
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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I have trouble sealing the exhaust manifold let alone with this thing sandwiched in......
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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I have one of those I bought off EPAY a few years ago. Was just too weird to pass up! Mine doesn't look like it was ever used. Don't know if I will ever use it or not.
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This is a reproduced Gladiator heater
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:19 AM   #7
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This is a reproduced Gladiator heater
That would be a nice heater to install, so you wouldn't have to cut the firewall. Just make a hole in a repro toe board for the heater grate.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #8
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This is a reproduced Gladiator heater
If that is a reproduction, are they still being made? If so, where can I get one?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:02 AM   #9
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Here is a link that I found for the heater.
forums.aaca.org/f140/floor-duct-heater-model-211569.html
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:04 AM   #10
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2manycars, you have a PM.


That Gladiator also works well in the summer. You disconnet the manifold section and run straight air into the passanger compartment.
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2manycars, you have a PM.


That Gladiator also works well in the summer. You disconnet the manifold section and run straight air into the passanger compartment.


could you send me the info on this heater also?

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This is a reproduced Gladiator heater
The jacket is around a continuous pipe section, so much less chance of exhaust leaks into the cockpit.
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